Monthly Archives: October 2007

Homage to Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo continues to inspire artists today–long after her controversial life was over. There are many artists who continue to pay tribute to the talented Mexican artist and her unique talent.

Check out these finding that pay tribute to Frida Kahlo…

Bayarts created this amazing mosaic…

Frida Kahlo – a Fractured Life $500.

MyPinkTurtle created the folk art piece below…$60

Meloearth created Frida Kahlo and Dove — $25

Crochet Makes a Comeback!

Who doesn’t remember visiting grandma’s house and finding all kinds of crochet goodies strategically placed around the house? I certainly do!!! You may flashback and think, that stuff was hideous! But crochet is making a comeback, and this time, it’s cool, artsy and dare I say…hip! Check out some of the crochet wonders I found recently that are both vintage and vintage inspired and get hooked up!

Haute Hooked Designs is one of my favorite new finds! Super cute vintage inspired capelets, scarves, and lariats. Check out the HauteHookedDesigns store on Etsy, and a peek at my most fav creations from this designer:

Ice Queen $48

Soho Scarf in SubLime $40

LoveDoveVintage

Vintage Handmade Cape/Poncho $22.99

Ezra’s Cousin

 Vintage style capelet $40

Lovely Things

Burgundy Cape $72

It’s all Psycho!

God, I love Alfred Hitchcock movies–and what better time of the year — Halloween — to watch them once again and watch your hair turn gray! I’m watching Psycho on AMC right now, as a matter of fact, and felt compelled to find some Psychoness on YouTube.

Check out the theatrical trailer for Psycho, with Sir Hitchcock narrating:

The most recent spin on the Psycho story line is the retro themed thriller Bates Motel on A&E, which is heading into its fourth season this fall. Who doesn’t love dysfunctional Norman and his equally crazy mamma? This retro remake skillfully merges the past and present to create some truly creepy sequences that are a loosely based prequel to the Hitchcock masterpiece.

Of course no Psycho homage is complete without a tribute from the Talking Heads and “Psycho Killer!” on the Old Grey Whistle Test:

1980s Fashion Returns

As a teen in the 80s, I was a byproduct of the oversize shirt/sweater craze, leggings, boots, and chunky jewelry. I love finding these treasures when hunting for vintage goodies, and recently found some great new things that bring back the new wave, punk rock energy of the “flock of seagulls” days.

How about this little retro gem from daisidvintjunky–it can be yours for a mere $72.  I’m pretty sure The Smiths are playing in the background:

Those who have an uncommon eye for standing out in a crowd will want to shop at UncommonEye. This crowdpleaser is only $32.

Like Oh-my-gawd! Check out this serious ’80s flashback at FashionRerun and it’s only $14.

Zig Zag wonder in my Etsy shop – LoveDove Vintage is $12.99.

No retro girl’s wardrobe is complete without the little black bejeweled mini: $18.99 @ LoveDove Vintage:

Zombie Charm

Many of my friends are fans of zombies, and one friend has taken this love to new extremes with the creation of Tofu the Vegan Zombie. Destined for cult greatness, this adorable animated creation, recently came to life in the form of limited edition dolls, and is not starring in an online movie “Zombie Dearest.”

Tofu is also officially a toy: You can get him at Teddy Scares for $17.99.

Check it out below and vote, vote, vote! Tofu is destined for zombie greatness!

Beyond Unique — Creative in Austin

How do a husband and wife team inspire each other to create “beyond unique” vintage inspired handcrafted items? The tag team at Beyond Unique have created some adorable charm necklaces that mix old and new in a fresh way and they even have some other vintage jewelry that is quite different. Check out some of their creations below and visit their store on etsy!

Shoe Locket – $25

Agate Sombrero – $22

 

Unicorn – $23

Small Owl – $22

Shopping out & about in Austin

I live in one of the greatest cities in the world, with vintage stores galore! I spent the day vintying around Austin recently and hit some fine vintage inspired stores. So great, in fact, that I wanted to share them with you. So you intrepid vintage lovers can stroll the isles and see all the vintage treasures–surely something will catch your fancy!

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Uncommon Objects – 1512 South Congress – 512-442-4000

 

Room Service Vintage – 107 E. North Loop Blvd. – 512-451-1057

Prototype Vintage Design – 1700-1/2 South Congress & Milton – 512-44PROTO

Antones Record Shop – 2928 Guadalupe – 512-322-0660

Keeping with the Austin tradition of being the “live music capital” Antones record shop is one of the places where if you’re looking for quality vintage vinyl, it’s bound to be there.